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Published by. Registration SC Rape Crisis Scotland has launched a campaign to counteract the growing of women being targeted by sexual predators they meet online.
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It comes as Police Scotland issued a warning that rapists were increasingly using the sites to target victims. Campaigners are calling for the companies running the sites to increase security measures to protect users.
Eileen Maitland, information officer for Rape Crisis Scotland, said they wanted to make women more vigilant when using dating websites. The nature of the whole internet dating scene lends itself to those who would want to use it to target vulnerable people. But it also allows people to hide who they really are and what they are doing.
Some people use the internet to harm others. Police Scotland said there was an emerging trend of women being targeted online by rapists and incidents of these types of sexual assaults were on the rise. Detective superintendent Louise Raphael, head of the national rape task force, said the web offered more opportunities for sexual predators and that they were becoming more manipulative in the way they targeted their victims.
Raphael said she believed websites could do more to protect users and to mitigate some of the potential risks. The Online Dating Association said it was aware of the risks and would work with police and campaigners to improve safety. Experts from across the sector look at how we work in the face of the pandemic — advice for a range of topics, from home working, to Zoom meetings, to looking after mental health. in.
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